The stand alone retail business really faces tough clothing security challenges. I’ve seen quite a few that have lost millions of dollars to theft as a result of poor clothing security (no security tags on clothes) and inefficient physical security.
One retail clothing chain of 5 stores had a standalone store in a tough part of the city. This store had all kinds of challenges. Multiple exits, multiple registers at only one side of the store, few associates available for customer service and no clothing security.
For retailers like these, I’ve found it imperative to the success of the business that clothing security tags are considered somewhere in the business plan. In the world of dollars and cents, a retailer trying to save dollars by not executing a clothing security tags strategy makes no sense.
Back to the standalone retailer, this store notified me each and every time they had witnessed or experienced a shoplifter. At the end of one day, I had received over 50 calls… from one store. Something dramatic had to be done to protect this store from closing forever. I made recommendations to the management and spoke with those in the position to make the decision to implement a clothing security program and put clothing security tags on much of the valuable merchandise in the store. My team and I showed the company the process for installing security tags on clothes and then merchandising the items their exact standard. Additionally, the managers were able to get hands on and experience the process of positioning the clothing security tags on the merchandise. They too agreed, the process was pretty simple and with the right management, could really benefit their business. Security tags on clothes; along with solid clothing security strategy is what this store has needed.
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